Argentinian Cerundolo wins Bastad

Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo won the Bastad tournament on Sunday by beating his compatriot Sebastian Baez (7-6, 6-2) and thus earning his place in the world’s top 30 players. Cerundolo, 23 and 39th in the world before his victory in Sweden, was suspended by Baez, 21 and 34th in the world, in the first set only managing to win it at the tie-break 7/4. He then easily won the second set 6-2 on clay of this ATP250 tournament played in the Swedish Swedish resort.

It was the first time the two men met in an ATP tournament but they had already faced each other in the lower categories. Baez won his place in the final by taking out Russian Andrey Rublev (world number 8) 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday, while Cerundolo defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreño, 6-3, 6-2. after having eliminated in the second round the Norwegian Casper Ruud, finalist at Roland-Garros.

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